Friday, July 08, 2011

Houghton Lake 7/7/11

Night bite double header 10:40pm

Undersized walleye caught on a leech
with a slip bobber rig.
10 FOW Berkley Frenzy Minnow

Headed up to Houghton Lake to check out the late afternoon bite.  Started out slip bobber fishing in 10 to 12 FOW on the North shore.  During our two hours of drifting we caught four small walleyes and two bass.  At 9:30pm we moved West and started trolling in 10 FOW.  We found several spots that were loaded with 13 to 14.5 inch walleyes and ended up catching lots of them as we trolled to the West.  At dark the bite turned on and we had a hard time keeping our rods set.  The action was great, but we didn't find many legal fish.  Overall we caught 27 walleyes with three of them over 15 inches.  Best bite was from 10pm to 11:30pm.   Our friend Tom was out last night and we trolled by him as he was landing a nice walleye.  He reported the same type of action and ended the night with four keepers.

Good Luck...

Pratt Lake Report 7/5/11 - No walleyes, but we did catch bass in every area of the lake. Bass action was best on the SE shore in 8 to 17 FOW.  Lots of boat traffic and the 7:30pm wake law is not followed.